Devastated Peter takes a Hawaii vacation in order to deal with recent break-up with his TV star girlfriend, Sarah. Little does he know Sarah's traveling to the same resort as her ex ... and she's bringing along her new boyfriend.
"The Boat That Rocked" is an ensemble comedy in which the romance takes place between the young people of the '60s and pop music. It's about a band of rogue DJs that captivated Britain, playing the music that defined a generation and standing up to a government that wanted classical music, and nothing else, on the airwaves. The Count, a big, brash, American god of the airwaves; Quentin, the boss of Radio Rock -- a pirate radio station in the middle of the North Sea that's populated by an eclectic crew of rock and roll DJs; Gavin, the greatest DJ in Britain who has just returned from his drug tour of America to reclaim his rightful position; Dave, an ironic, intelligent and cruelly funny co-broadcaster; and a fearsome British government official out for blood against the drug takers and lawbreakers of a once-great nation. Written by
Scenes were filmed with James Corden as a rival DJ sabotaged by the Radio Rock crew. These were cut from the film but are available as deleted scenes included on most home video releases. See more »
When Rhys Darby's character Angus is first introduced, He has a modern pair of "Panasonic" headphones on. See more »
My theory is that you're here because it's exactly the right time for a young man like you to get to know his dad.
I therefore think that your dad is on this boat. And since he's definitely not me, I think he's probably Quentin.
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There is an additional scene after the credits have ended. See more »
Small smiles, small coughs, small giggles, small scowls, small gestures, small looks, small remarks, small hugs, small sounds...not so small laughs and, finally, a warm feeling.
This comment does not contain any spoilers, because the plot isn't of any significance to me - it is the people who are important, and should always be. And in my opinion the main strength of "The Boat" is that it rocks you ever so gently into liking all the characters on it and being just that little bit envious about the freedom they are enjoying and sharing, and also wishing the fun never ends.
If you don't like this film for one reason or another, you might feel vindicated by its patchwork story, by a partly anachronistic soundtrack, by its lightheartedness and unpretentiousness, or even by its premise that all is well in the world of rock and that we are immortal while we dream.
If you like it, I hope it is because it made you feel drunk with happiness and whispered into your ear about the beauty of youth and hope and friendship.
I doubt one could or should ask for more.
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